Over 2012, we asked creatives around the world about their dream collaborations. Here’s what they said...
Baptiste Clinet, Nicolas Lautier and Florian Bodet are collectively known at their agency as simply “BNF”. The Ogilvy & Mather Paris trio have broken out with work including viral stunts for Tic Tac and campaigns for Perrier, Luis Vuitton and Coke Zero:
“For a movie trailer we would be pleased to work with Ringan Ledwidge. And let’s be crazy - why not a long format film directed by David Fincher or Guy Ritchie.”
French film maker, photographer and multimedia artist, Bruno Aveillan, joined Quad Productions, Paris in 1995. He is behind award-winning shorts and commercials for clients including Peugeot, Guerlain, Nike and Jaguar and also directed the first ever brand campaign for Louis Vuitton in 2008:
“I sincerely believe in the virtues of artistic encounters. I have always priveleged exchange, whether it be with the land artist Niels Udo, with whom I worked in Namibia for Guerlain, the fantastic choreographer Philippe Combes, or the contemporary artist Marcos Lutyens, who often collaborates with me as production designer. I’d also cite musicians Gustavo Santaolalla, Bruno Coulais and Raphaêl Ibanez de Garayo.”
Starting out in film production at the age of 15, then as a typographer at EuroRSCG, Will Rust quickly moved through the ranks of design & art direction at several agencies including Lintas, DMB&B and Leo Burnett, gaining his first Creative Director position at Ogilvy & Mather, Prague. He is now Executive Creative Director at the Czech agency:
“I hope that I will get the chance to work with Evgeny Primachenko, Pavel Fuksa and Eugen Suman in the future. Otherwise a guitar face-off between Tom Waits & Dolly Parton would be cool.”
In 2005, Ryan Barkhuizen was one of the very first people hired by Cape Town agency FoxP2. He has been published in Lürzer's Archive more than any other South African art director and has been internationally recognised at awards including Cannes, D&AD and the One Show.
“I would love to collaborate with Chris Cunningham, Dave Grohl and the guitar-carrying dwarf who lives in my apartment complex.
Freelance illustrator, Kako, lives and works in São Paulo. His work has featured in the Lürzer’s Archive 200 Best Illustrators Special for campaigns including Toyota, Playboy magazine and Editora Abril.
“My dream collaboration WAS to work with Nagi Noda or Alexander McQueen, but unfortunately they are not with us anymore. Both had such unique visions of their trade in their own ways. Last year I went to McQueen’s exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York and it was something that moved me so much - it was an indescribable feeling. As I went out, I found my wife who had already left the exhibition and I was just as speechless as her. His work had such a power over us. We had to take a moment before we could continue to the rest of the museum.
“Today I would choose Wes Anderson. As the others, he has the same unique vision; it’s like opening a beautiful big book that moves, visually stunning and intricate. He’s an amazing storyteller.”
Image: Bruno Aveillan